Students interested in a nursing career are finding the traditional registered nursing license isn’t enough anymore. Many hospitals and medical centers require RN’s to also earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Why? Because a BSN emphasizes advanced skills such as critical thinking, decision-making and providing health care services to patients across diverse backgrounds.
Earn two degrees within four to five years
Our new streamlined joint nursing education pathway with Mid Michigan College leads not only to your RN but to a full BSN degree. Designed in partnership with Mid, students are first admitted to CMU and then complete their program in three phases as follows:
- Semester 1, 2, 3 at CMU (prerequisites)
- Semesters 4, 5, 6, 7 at Mid Michigan College (Associate Degree in Nursing/RN program)
- Semester 8, 9, 10 online at CMU (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
The first phase at CMU and the second phase at Mid Michigan are designed to be taken full time. The BSN phase is offered online and can be done part time or full time.
Points of Pride
- Mid Michigan’s nursing program has full accreditation by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Accreditation.
- In 2020, 100% of Mid Michigan graduates from the Mount Pleasant nursing cohort passed their NCLEX examinations. By partnering with Mid Michigan College’s Associate Degree of Science in Nursing, we’ve created a streamlined pathway to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree now required by most hospitals across Michigan.
- Once you have earned your RN license and begin working as a nurse, you’ll complete your BSN courses online, often within one year.